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Mdocs Program-2016-06-16, Storytellers' Spring St. Gallery, Nicky Tavares Jun 2016

Mdocs Program-2016-06-16, Storytellers' Spring St. Gallery, Nicky Tavares

MDOCS Publications

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Mdocs Poster-2016-06-09, Festosium 2016, Jesse Wakeman Jun 2016

Mdocs Poster-2016-06-09, Festosium 2016, Jesse Wakeman

MDOCS Publications

Festosium™ (n). A gathering that combines the best elements of a festival to showcase and a symposium to bring together a small group of scholars and artists to engage with intellectual and creative work.

MDOCS’ inaugural festosium will be held June 10–12, 2016, with filmmakers, audio creators, visual artists, and virtual reality designers presenting recent documentary work that interrogates the division between fact and fiction, truth and reality.

All events are hosted at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum on the Skidmore College campus. Everything is free and open to the public.

SCHEDULE

Thursday, June 9

8 p.m ...


Mdocs Poster-2016-06-02, Storytellers' Adapting Reality For Stage And Screen, Jesse Wakeman Jun 2016

Mdocs Poster-2016-06-02, Storytellers' Adapting Reality For Stage And Screen, Jesse Wakeman

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Fact or Fiction?: Adapting Reality for Stage and Screen

What is the relationship between truth, or fact, and story? Many documentary storytellers push the boundaries of truth, whether by sins of omission (framing, selection) or commission (reenactment, ordering). Conversely, many works of fiction are “based on a true story” and strive for emotional truth when choosing between art and narrow factuality. In this Point of Departure filmmaker and photographer Chip Duncan, producer of stage and screen Dan Markley, and co-founder and president of the Nantucket Film Festival Jonathan Burkhart talk truth and fiction in storytelling.

5 pm: Keynote: A conversation ...


Mdocs Program-2016-06-01, Storytellers' Institute 2016, Jesse Wakeman Jun 2016

Mdocs Program-2016-06-01, Storytellers' Institute 2016, Jesse Wakeman

MDOCS Publications

THEME

This June, the MDOCS' Storytellers' Institute explores the theme of "fact and fiction." Documentary works are evidence-based stories, working with facts to render, reveal, and represent truth(s) to inform and, at times, inspire action. Despite relying on real people, depicting real places, and presenting real events, documentaries engage by interpreting and representing reality (Lamarre 2009).

In the words of John Grierson (1926) (considered the father of the term "documentary"), a documentary film is a "creative treatment of actuality." Tools in a documentarian's kit are many -- and many that shape reaction and response are not that different than ...


Mdocs Postcard-2016-06-01, Storytellers' Institute 2016, Jesse Wakeman Jun 2016

Mdocs Postcard-2016-06-01, Storytellers' Institute 2016, Jesse Wakeman

MDOCS Publications

THEME

This June, the MDOCS' Storytellers' Institute explores the theme of "fact and fiction." Documentary works are evidence-based stories, working with facts to render, reveal, and represent truth(s) to inform and, at times, inspire action. Despite relying on real people, depicting real places, and presenting real events, documentaries engage by interpreting and representing reality (Lamarre 2009).

In the words of John Grierson (1926) (considered the father of the term "documentary"), a documentary film is a "creative treatment of actuality." Tools in a documentarian's kit are many -- and many that shape reaction and response are not that different than ...


Mdocs Flyer-2016-06-01, Summer 2016 Courses, Jesse Wakeman Jun 2016

Mdocs Flyer-2016-06-01, Summer 2016 Courses, Jesse Wakeman

MDOCS Publications

2016 Summer Courses

Both courses are Session 1 (May 31-July 1)

The Essay Film

DS-251C, Joanna McKone, MTWR 1:15-3:30pm

3 cr

An Essay Film looks for answers, truths or moments of reflection in all sorts of places: memory, personal experience, travel and more. This course will consist of small projects leading up to a final project of an essay film.

Intro to Audio Doc, DS-251D, Eileen McAdam, MTWR 9-11am

4cr

This class will focus on the art of storytelling through sound. With an emphasis on the production process, you'll learn how to turn an idea into a ...


Mdocs Art Book-2016-06-01, Storytellers' Institute 2016, Urvi Kalra Jun 2016

Mdocs Art Book-2016-06-01, Storytellers' Institute 2016, Urvi Kalra

MDOCS Publications

THEME

This June, the MDOCS' Storytellers' Institute explores the theme of "fact and fiction." Documentary works are evidence-based stories, working with facts to render, reveal, and represent truth(s) to inform and, at times, inspire action. Despite relying on real people, depicting real places, and presenting real events, documentaries engage by interpreting and representing reality (Lamarre 2009).

In the words of John Grierson (1926) (considered the father of the term "documentary"), a documentary film is a "creative treatment of actuality." Tools in a documentarian's kit are many -- and many that shape reaction and response are not that different than ...


Mdocs Poster-2016-04-20, Student Showcases 2015-16, Jesse Wakeman Apr 2016

Mdocs Poster-2016-04-20, Student Showcases 2015-16, Jesse Wakeman

MDOCS Publications

Wed Apr 20: Video Projects 6:30-8pm, Emerson Auditorium

Fri Apr 29, Tang Art Party 8pm-midnight, Tang Museum

Contemporary Time-Based Media: presenting media installations

Intro to Audio: live on air via FM transmitter 2-5:30pm

Tue May 3, Video Storytelling 5-7pm, Somers Room, Tang Museum

Wed May 4, Academic Festival 3-4:20pm, Palamountain 300

Evidence-based audio, video, and exhibit projects from Doc Studies

Wed May 11, Audio Doc 1:30-4:30pm, LI 113


Mdocs Poster-2016-03-31, Virgin Blacktop Screening, Sam Marks Mar 2016

Mdocs Poster-2016-03-31, Virgin Blacktop Screening, Sam Marks

MDOCS Publications

Test Screening of Virgin Blacktop with local filmmaker Charlie Samuels.

Thu March 31 @ 7pm, Palamountain 202

This sneak peek screening of a feature length hybrid documentary 21 years in the making is to provide the director with audience critique and feedback. A personal coming-of-age story made with real film reel about a crew of wildly diverse kids from the suburbs of New York City in the 1970's who had nothing in common but skateboarding yet forged lifelong friendships.


Mdocs Banner-2016-02-16, Feb/March Events, Michael Zhou Feb 2016

Mdocs Banner-2016-02-16, Feb/March Events, Michael Zhou

MDOCS Publications

February/March Events 2016

Brian Murphy

Is This a Lynching Photo? Forgotten Archives of White Supremacist Violence

March 22, 7pm

Payne Room, Tang Museum

Award Winning YOUTH FX Program with Bhawin Suchak

March 1, 6-8 pm, Davis Auditorium

Meet the Youth FX filmmakers and see their films. This Albany-based digital film and media arts program for young people (14-19) is showing award-winning films, nationally (think Sundance and beyond).

Ethics Bowl: Media Production Ethics and Morals

Febraury 16, 6-8 pm, Emerson Auditorim

This training session tackles issues facing today's non--fiction storytellers. Get some tips, grapple with real-world cases.

Exploremore: MFS ...


Mdocs Poster-2016-01-01, Student Showcase Event List, Jordana Dym, Jesse Wakeman Jan 2016

Mdocs Poster-2016-01-01, Student Showcase Event List, Jordana Dym, Jesse Wakeman

MDOCS Publications

MDOCS Student Work Showcases

Details listed below:

Wed Apr 20: Video Projects 6:30-8pm, Emerson Auditorium

Fri Apr 29, Tang Art Party 8pm-midnight, Tang Museum

Contemporary Time-Based Media: presenting media installations

Intro to Audio: live on air via FM transmitter 2-5:30pm

Tue May 3, Video Storytelling 5-7pm, Somers Room, Tang Museum

Wed May 4, Academic Festival 3-4:20pm, Palamountain 300

Evidence-based audio, video, and exhibit projects from Doc Studies

Wed May 11, Audio Doc 1:30-4:30pm, LI 11